Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools

Mark Taylor

Do you feel the education system is sucking the life out of you and the pupils you serve? I think many of us wish we could click our fingers and make it fit for purpose. A place of growth with shared learning that empowers pupils to be their best selves, so they can create a world they want to inhabit now and in the future. While a magic wand or a visionary politician might sound like the answer I believe change is already happening. Educators are changing futures one conversation at a time. New technology and the environments where we learn are beginning to look different both in and out of the classroom. I hope you are seeing this first hand and are excited about what you can share with your pupils. We are having conversations, sharing organisations and communities that are supporting education in a way that you may have not experienced. Educational change will come from us all working in way that supports the best interests of each of our pupils, personalised learning. Governments and policy makers will follow when they see fully how it can be different. So let us teach, coach, mentor and create an environment that fuels every child with feedback, inspiration, resilience and empowerment. The Education on Fire community is shining the torch, so no matter where you are in the world or how you are supporting children this podcast is here for you. ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ read less
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397: Aggressive Optimism with Jenna Edwards
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397: Aggressive Optimism with Jenna Edwards
A unique coming of age story, Aggressive Optimism explores the complex landscape of mental health, the importance of solidarity, and the power of perseverance.'Nif is a talented singer trapped in a small hometown. Though she thrives in her choir, she longs for a life in Hollywood. After a breakthrough solo performance, her talents are recognized by a popular media personality and her hopes for her big break soar. Until a devastating accident derails her dreams and confronts her with new and unexpected challenges.  With the help of her family and dear friends, Nif must reassemble the pieces of her life and discover a wellspring of inner strength. In the process, her aggressive optimism becomes a source of inspiration, not only for herself but for those around her.'Bio - Jenna EdwardsGrowing up in the middle of Minnesota's cornfields, Jenna had some big dreams. She wanted to make people laugh on TV, inspire change, and travel the world. Life wasn't easy, though. Born to teenage parents who split when she was three, Jenna faced poverty and abuse until her mom took a stand, and they escaped.In her early twenties, Jenna set off for Los Angeles, to make her dreams come true. She even landed a role on the legendary "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" show. Imagine inheriting Buffy's powers! But then, a terrible accident shook her world. She struggled with debilitating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but learned that asking for help is a sign of strength, just like Buffy asking her friends for help.Websitewww.jennaedwards.comSocial Media InformationIG @jennaedwardsofficialResources MentionedBig Magic - Elizabeth GilbertShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) www.nape.org.ukSupport the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
396: Freedom Teaching: Overcoming Racism in Education with Matthew Kincaid
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396: Freedom Teaching: Overcoming Racism in Education with Matthew Kincaid
In Freedom Teaching, educator and distinguished anti-racism practitioner Matthew Kincaid delivers a one-stop resource for educators and educational leaders seeking to improve equity and increase the cultural responsiveness of their school. In this book, you'll discover the meaning and fundamentals of anti-racist education and find a roadmap to reducing the impact of systemic racism in your classroom.A recognized leader in anti-racism advocacy, Matthew Kincaid's impactful work has earned him accolades, including a 2018 Louisiana SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Entrepreneur of the Year, been named a Gambit 40 Under 40, and been honored as a visionary leader by Real Leaders Magazine. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Mashable, Medium, Huffington Post, Now This, and Black Enterprise, among others. Kincaid is an essential voice in revolutionizing American education, and his vision for a more inclusive education system is a beacon of hope, inspiring educators, and advocates nationwide.Websitewww.overcomeracism.comwww.overcomeracism.com/freedomteachingShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) www.nape.org.ukSupport the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:NAPE Al Kingsley Summit PromoWatch Mark Taylor interview Al Kingsley about 'Creating Digital Strategies for Schools' as part of the Primary Education Summit 2023 - Visions for the Future - presented by National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://www.educationonfire.com/creating-digital-strategies-for-schools/
395: Failure Free Reading with Dr. Joe Lockavitch
May 13 2024
395: Failure Free Reading with Dr. Joe Lockavitch
Failure Free Reading is an effective reading intervention for our students who have been resistant to phonics-based reading instruction.Dr. Joe Lockavitch, a former classroom teacher, school psychologist, university professor, special education director, applied reading researcher, is the author and developer of: The Failure Free Reading Program, Don’t Close the Book on Your Not-Yet Readers, Joseph’s Readers Talking Software for Non-Readers, Verbal Master-An Accelerated Vocabulary Program, Life Skills – A School to Career Language Literacy Intervention and The Test of Lateral Awareness and Directionality.A noted speaker who is listed in Outstanding Teachers in Exceptional Education, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Dr. Joe has spent the past thirty years training tens of thousands of teachers, parents, and administrators across the nation on how to meet the unique needs of students with chronic reading failure – nonreaders included.Dr. Joe has been featured on the PBS NewsHour and mentioned on national radio shows such as: Tom Joyner, Dr. Laura, Mike Gallegher and Michael Medvid. Dr. Lockavitch holds a Doctor of Education from Boston University and a Master of Science in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is currently the President of Failure Free Reading - an educational publishing and software development firm housed in Concord North Carolina.Failure Free Reading which has over two million hours of direct student instruction – both inperson and through distance learning – has been used by thousands of teachers to serve tens of thousands of students in schools across the nation. His current client list includes New York City, Washington DC, Broward County, Florida, Niagara Falls, NY, Laredo, Tx, Bristol, TN and many more.For over 30 years, Dr. Joe has been helping school districts and parents across the nation turn their nonreaders into readers - quickly, easily and within budget. Dr. Joe specializes in training teachers, parents, and volunteers in accelerating the vocabulary, comprehension, expressive fluency, and confidence of chronically failing students of all ages.Dr. Joe’s philosophy is quite simple: we are underestimating the reading potential of chronically failing students. The enemy is not the student, parent, teacher, or administrator. The real enemy is the instructional approach and accompanying materials. Change that approach and you will change the performance outcomes.Websitewww.failurefreereadingonline.comSocial Media Information@FFRHomeShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) www.nape.org.ukSupport the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.
393: Teaching personal and social responsibility through P.E with Dr. Michael Hemphill
Apr 29 2024
393: Teaching personal and social responsibility through P.E with Dr. Michael Hemphill
Dr. Hemphill’s research focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility through sport, physical activity, and physical education with specific applications to urban communities and professional development programs for physical activity providers. His research is grounded in community-engaged scholarship, which features reciprocal community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations to address community-identified needs. This research has been situated in local contexts in Charleston, SC and Greensboro, NC as well as international applications in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. He has published several research articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Youth Development, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, European Physical Education Review, Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, and Sport, Education, and Society. Additionally, he has delivered research presentations to international, national, and regional conferences including the American Educational Research Association, SHAPE America, the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, and the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. He is a recipient of the community-engaged scholar award from the School of Health and Human Sciences and of the Charles D. Henry Award, honoring significant contributions to ethnic minorities in SHAPE America.Websitewww.kin.uncg.eduResources MentionedLittle Book of Restorative Justice Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) www.nape.org.ukSupport the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeWant help to start a podcast? www.educationonfire.com/lsprMentioned in this episode:NAPE Al Kingsley Summit PromoWatch Mark Taylor interview Al Kingsley about 'Creating Digital Strategies for Schools' as part of the Primary Education Summit 2023 - Visions for the Future - presented by National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://www.educationonfire.com/creating-digital-strategies-for-schools/
392: Toddlers Can Read with Spencer Russell
Apr 22 2024
392: Toddlers Can Read with Spencer Russell
Spencer Russell is the Founder of Toddlers Can Read, a groundbreaking program that helps thousands of parents across the world teach their children to read. His fierce conviction that every child deserves the best start in life inspired him to walk away from a comfortable 100K salary job after teaching his son to read at just two years old.With a background as a former award-winning kindergarten and first-grade teacher, Spencer has received widespread recognition as one of the most outstanding educators in his city, state, and national charter network. He has become a trailblazer in literacy innovation with his unique approach to education, leading him to amass over 2 million followers on social media.Spencer's incredible work has even earned him a feature in the TikTok Sparks Good docuseries, which highlights small businesses that have found success on the platform. He has also been featured on FOX, Parents.com, FamilyEducation and Popsugar Parenting. Through his unwavering dedication to providing children with the best start in life, Spencer is changing the face of education and empowering parents to help their toddlers achieve incredible feats of literacy.Websitewww.toddlersread.comSocial Media Information@toddlerscanreadResources MentionedPhonics from A-Z Wiley BlevinsShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) www.nape.org.ukSupport the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeWant help to start a podcast? www.educationonfire.com/lsprMentioned in this episode:NAPE Al Kingsley Summit PromoWatch Mark Taylor interview Al Kingsley about 'Creating Digital Strategies for Schools' as part of the Primary Education Summit 2023 - Visions for the Future - presented by National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://www.educationonfire.com/creating-digital-strategies-for-schools/London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
391: Wisdom Factories: AI, Games, and the Education of a Modern Worker with Dr. Tim Dasey
Apr 15 2024
391: Wisdom Factories: AI, Games, and the Education of a Modern Worker with Dr. Tim Dasey
Dr. Tim Dasey has a long history in AI and learning science, and recently published the book “Wisdom Factories: AI, Games, and the Education of a Modern Worker.” After thirty years at MIT leading AI development for diverse government needs, Tim leapt into education due to concern that minds won’t be ready for the jobs that remain human. He has a smidge of teaching experience at corporate, higher ed, and K-12 levels. Dr. Dasey has atypical perspectives on the future of schooling built from a blend of AI expertise, experience with many industries, depth in the science of learning and judgment, and more than a decade leading development of game-based learning tools.Websitewww.timdasey.comSocial Media Informationlinkedin.com/in/timdaseyResources MentionedUse the paid version of AI to really see what it can do.Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together! https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
390: Setting and Scoring Financial Goals with Pete Huryk
Apr 8 2024
390: Setting and Scoring Financial Goals with Pete Huryk
Setting and Scoring Financial Goals is a basic guide for any soccer fan who wants to understand personal finance better.  The consistent sports metaphor explains intimidating concepts such as "small cap stocks" with ease for anyone who understands "the beautiful game."  Although it may seem complex, finance is simply a game like any other with players, strategies, and results.  In order to win the game, it's necessary first to understand it and this book is a great first step!Fill Your Boots was Pete Huryk’s first book. Intended for high school-age soccer players, it is filled with life lessons that overlap with the game of soccer. The book can be read as a whole or read section by section depending on the needs of the individual.In his sophomore work, Soccer Life Balance, Pete took a more methodical approach to individual achievement. Using facets of the game as metaphors for different aspects of life and their systematic improvement, Soccer Life Balance is a resource manual for taking steps toward being a better version of one’s self.Chris Schaefer is a senior advisor at a boutique wealth management firm based outside of Washington, D.C. with over 20 years of experience. As a senior advisor, Chris manages all aspects of his client relationships and works closely with the firm's investment management, portfolio operations and client services divisions.Previously, Chris spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the audit and assurance services group. His specialization was in financial services, with expertise in the banking and mortgage banking industries. While there, he also gained experience in investment management, real estate and insurance.Chris holds a B.B.A degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Maryland, where he was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), and Beta Gamma Sigma (Business) honor societies. Websitewww.sportsfinancellc.comSocial Media InformationInstagram - @sportsfinancellcResources MentionedImpact Theory PodcastShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together! https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
389: Viable alternatives to a 4-year college degree with Nat Greene
Apr 1 2024
389: Viable alternatives to a 4-year college degree with Nat Greene
Nat has accelerated the careers of hundreds of professionals of all ages as consultant, coach, and business leader. His latest startup Futures Forge, a challenger to the current university system, is inspired by the success Nat had developing recent grads from Ivy+ schools in the firm he founded, Stroud International. Stroud’s success helping Global 1000 businesses and the rapid learning of early employees, Stroud won “Best Small Consulting Firm” 7 times in 8 years. Nat’s mission with Futures Forge is to provide gifted students the opportunity to develop the core skills and attributes that matter far more for career success than which college you went to, and to seed a market of viable alternatives to a 4-year college degree to create competition and strategic choice for families everywhere.Nat has a Masters of Engineering from Oxford University and studied design, manufacturing and management at Cambridge University, in addition to executive education coursework in Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management program.Websitewww.futuresforge.orgSocial Media Informationwww.youtube.com/@FuturesForgeShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together! https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
388: AI and CYPHER Learning with Graham Glass
Mar 25 2024
388: AI and CYPHER Learning with Graham Glass
Graham Glass is the founder and CEO of CYPHER Learning, which offers game-changing training and learning solutions for businesses, educational institutions, and entrepreneurs around the world. He is passionate about leveraging better experience design in digital platforms that delight learners and make organizations more effective.As an ex-university lecturer, serial entrepreneur and innovator, he took his university lectures on training dynamics to high-technology organizations, then launched a series of companies culminating in CYPHER Learning, whose platforms are used today by more than 20,000 organizations. Graham has also written multiple books and spoken internationally on the case for better learning systems in the 21st century.Websitewww.cypherlearning.comSocial Media Informationwww.linkedin.com/in/grahamglass@grahamglass (Twitter / X)Resources MentionedPrevious episode 244 with Graham Glass, which includes his origin story and history of CYPHER LearningThis podcast was recorded live from the 2022 BETT Show in London, and includes an interview with the team on the CYPHER Learning stand.Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together! https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
387: Own Your Work Journey with Edward D. Hess
Mar 18 2024
387: Own Your Work Journey with Edward D. Hess
Edward D. Hess is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence Emeritus at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, and the author of Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change,” which was published by Berrett-Koehler in August 2020. Professor Hess spent twenty years in the business world as a Senior Executive and has spent the last 18 years in academia. He is the author of 13 books and over 140 articles and 60 Darden Case studies. His work has appeared in over 400 global media outlets including Fortune magazine, European Business Review, HBR, SHRM, Fast Company, WIRED, Forbes, INC., Huffington Post, Washington Post, Business Week, the Financial Times, CNBC Squawk Box, Fox Business News with Maria Bartiroma, Big Think, WSJ Radio, Bloomberg Radio with Kathleen Hayes, Dow Jones Radio, MSNBC Radio, Business Insider, and Wharton Radio. His recent books and research has focused on “Human Excellence in the Digital Age: A New Way of Being; A New Way of Working; Humanizing the Workplace; and Hyper-Learning”.Websitehttps://www.edhess.org/Social Media Informationhttps://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/authors/edward-d-hess/linkedin.com/in/edward-d-hess-41638b16Resources Mentionedwww.ownyourworkjourney.comShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid event https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Welcome to the NAPE Conference 2024, which is focusing on SEND: challenges and strategies! Join us at the University of Bedfordshire for a day filled with insightful discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is designed to address the unique challenges faced by individuals with special educational needs and disabilities; we hope you come away at the end of the day fired with ideas and knowledge about SEND.Learn from experts specifically chosen to talk to you, some of whom are practitioners who have come away from their school to be at the conference. We have an excellent keynote speaker, and you can choose two of the workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to collaborate and learn together! https://nape.org.uk/conference-2024Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
386: Strengthening Executive Function Skills for Children with Dr. Lynne Kenney
Mar 11 2024
386: Strengthening Executive Function Skills for Children with Dr. Lynne Kenney
Dr. Lynne Kenney is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-8. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning. Dr. Kenney is a pediatric psychologist on the Language & Cognition Team at Wellington-Alexander Center for the Treatment of Dyslexia, Scottsdale, Arizona. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. As an international educator, researcher, and author, Dr. Kenney is dedicated to improving the trajectory of children's learning, particularly in high-need, low-income communities.Websitewww.lynnekenney.comSocial Media Information@drlynnekenney (X, FB, Instagram)Resources MentionedADHD FoundationShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
385: A Gobblegark's Guide To Your Brilliant Neurodivergent Brain with Suzanne Robertshaw
Mar 4 2024
385: A Gobblegark's Guide To Your Brilliant Neurodivergent Brain with Suzanne Robertshaw
A Gobblegark's Guide To Your Brilliant Neurodivergent Brain is Suzanne Robertshaw's new book. Suzanne has been a teacher for 23 years. She has worked as a SENCO, supporting students with learning differences since 2015. She feels passionate about the positives of being neurodivergent which she regularly promotes on her Instagram page - @teachingwithadifference. Suzanne has spoken at several teaching conferences and regularly trains teachers about how to support students with learning differences. She has a Postgraduate cert in Dyslexia Research and Practice and has also worked as an ADHD consultant and dyslexia tutor, helping lots of families. Her work over the years with amazing, young people who have brilliant brains inspired this book.A Gobblegark's Guide To Your Brilliant Neurodivergent Brain is quite a magical book. You'll meet caterpillars and gobblegarks and best of all? You'll see how fantastic being neurodivergent is! Win keys by completing some challenges along the way, each one leading you closer to the treasure and to knowing a bit more about yourself and your brain. Built-in breaktimes ensure that you won't get overwhelmed. Afterall, it can be tiring investigating your brain, making your way through a maze, and finding out how to use the strengths of your brain and understand yourself!Downloadable worksheets let you truly make this book your own because you can go back to activities as many times as you need, or do them in different ways, (and of course skip the ones you don't!). Let's make our brilliant brains even more amazing with this Gobblegark Guide!Websitewww.suzannerobertshawauthor.my.canva.siteSocial Media InformationInstagram - @teachingwithadifferenceResources MentionedADHD FoundationShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtube
384: A new innovation to support your college searching journey with Troove
Feb 26 2024
384: A new innovation to support your college searching journey with Troove
Dave has lived and worked around the world, and is now based in Burlington Vermont with his wife and two Golden Retrievers. Their 3 “kids” have now graduated from college, but it was his experience with them on their college journeys that started his innovator’s brain cranking on what became Troove. Having worked in admissions through grad school, he was amazed by how little technology and the internet had impacted the college search and admissions process. And even more, he was dismayed to discover how often students were transferring or dropping out altogether. In early 2020, this led directly to his founding Troove, a 2-sided, AI powered platform to help students discover their passions, people, and place based on the real experiences of recent alumni and current higher education students.Dave Hurwitt is an innovator. Over the course of his career, he’s led the development and launch of new products and services – from toothpicks to wind turbines – that have generated well over $1 billion in sales. If you have a large, front loading washing machine in your house, that was Dave and his team at Whirlpool. They re-envisioned the traditional, small European washer for the US market and took front loaders from 1% of the market to over 50% today, saving billions of dollars in electricity and water consumption in the process.Websitewww.troove.meSocial Media InformationInstagram: www.instagram.com/troove.me/Facebook: www.facebook.com/www.troove.meLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/trooveme/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@trooveitShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
383: No child too hungry to learn with Magic Breakfast
Feb 19 2024
383: No child too hungry to learn with Magic Breakfast
Magic Breakfast is a registered charity providing healthy breakfasts to children and young people in the UK who arrive at school too hungry to learn, and expert support to their schools. Over 200,000 children and young people are on roll at Primary, Secondary, ASL / Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units that the charity works with, in disadvantaged areas of Scotland and England. Providing breakfast ensures that children start their school day with the energy and nutrition they need to be able to make the most of their morning lessons. Magic Breakfast also undertakes research, and campaigns for long-term solutions to end hunger as a barrier to learning. Websitewww.magicbreakfast.comSocial Media InformationInsta: @magicbrekyFB: @magicbreakfastukTwitter: @magic_breakfastLinkedIn: @ Magic BreakfastFollow us, tag us and use the hashtag #NoChildTooHungryToLearnResources MentionedRye LaneShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Support the show at www.educationonfire.com/supportHave you seen our live shows on YouTube? www.EducationOnFire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
382: NASA STEM educator Jason Dietrich
Feb 12 2024
382: NASA STEM educator Jason Dietrich
Jason Dietrich is a highly motivated, certified NASA STEM educator with more than four years of teaching experience seeking to influence and engage students to participate in STEM career pathways. He is interested in increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM as well as building a solid foundation for STEM literacy. In this technology-based society, he seeks to build computational literacy and develop critical thinkers capable of analyzing and integrating data to formulate solutions to complex real-world problems through the use of innovative and differentiated instructional methods. Jason is experienced in training and professional development, global education policy and methods, statistical analysis, curriculum development, and assessment strategies. In addition, he has been mentored by a current Virginia Space Flight Academy (VASFA) STEM Engagement Specialist and has authored a NASA application design to identify hidden barriers to STEM engagement. Jason is eager to promote and use STEM engagement activities through NASA’s missions to inspire a diverse future STEM workforce.Websitehttps://www.vasfa.orgSocial Media Informationwww.facebook.com/VaSpaceFlightAcademywww.instagram.com/vaspaceflightacademy/Twitter: @VaSpaceAcademyResources MentionedWhite Flag - DidoShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.https://www.educationonfire.com/Mentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
381: Teachers with Boundaries - Gemma Drinkall
Feb 5 2024
381: Teachers with Boundaries - Gemma Drinkall
Gemma is an educational wellbeing coach, trainer and supervisor with the ambition to transform middle leaders’ quality of life for the betterment of themselves, their students and their team. With over 9 years’ experience working in the education sector as a classroom teacher, head of year and co-head of department, Gemma is well-versed in the challenges and daily grind that teachers face just to survive.The switch from career-obsessed teacher to qualified coach, trainer and supervisor is the source of Gemma’s superpowers. Having experienced panic attacks, low mood and anxiety, she crashed and burned out of her teaching career. She brings these personal experiences to her work, making it her mission to help other middle leaders avoid the same fate and instead, create clear boundaries so that they can switch off from teaching and switch on in their lives.Gemma is the host of the popular “Teachers with Boundaries Podcast”, which shares tips and advice for teachers on how they can switch off from teaching, reduce the overwhelm and guilt, and increase their time, energy and happiness. This support continues in Gemma’s Facebook community, Teachers with Boundaries.Post teaching, Gemma is still discovering the novel and enjoyable concept that is “free time”. During hers, she can often be found with her head in a book, enjoying the outdoors or daydreaming about adventures in her future campervan.Websitewww.headsphere.co.ukSocial Media InformationTwitter: @Gemma_DrinkallLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-drinkall/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherswithboundariesShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Watch the Education on Fire Live Showwww.educationonfire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.LSPR
380: Dr Terrance Ruth NCSU Professor
Jan 29 2024
380: Dr Terrance Ruth NCSU Professor
Dr. Terrance Ruth received his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. He received his master's in education from Nova Southeastern University and his BA from Oglethorpe University. Dr. Ruth completed a national fellowship through Boston College with a certification in nonprofit leadership.Dr. Ruth is an advocate for public education, once serving as a teacher, principal and the parent of a son who attends public schools in Wake County. As a former Administrator for Wake County Public Schools who now serves as an Education Consultant to numerous nonprofits. Dr. Ruth sits on several statewide boards.Dr. Ruth led social justice organizations at the national, state, and local levels with a reputation for being the implementation expert. He served as the NC NAACP Executive Director under Dr. Barber and Dr. Spearman and has served as National Director of Programming for the Repairers of the Breach. Recently he partnered with United Way of the Triangle to launch a community investment fund for local community organizers.Dr. Ruth has work in K-12 schools across Florida and in Wake County. Currently, Terrance is a Professor at NCSU and is the former President of the Justice Love Foundation. He is deeply engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion work across the city of Raleigh and the Triangle. You can find more information at TruthforRaleigh.com. Dr. Ruth was a Raleigh Mayoral Candidate for November 2022.Dr. Ruth is leading a coalition of leaders to engage in local solutions through impact investing, design thinking, and creative collaborations. Right now, he is facilitating a process to increase the use of faith-based assets in improving the affordable housing stock. He is also working with United Way of the Triangle to offer a human centered design lens to the philanthropic network in the Triangle.Websitewww.truth4raleigh.comSocial Media InformationInstagram - @drterranceruth & @truth4raleighFacebook - drterranceruth & truthforfraleighTwitter - Truth4raleigh & drterranceruthShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Watch the Education on Fire Live Show every Tuesday www.educationonfire.com/youtube
379: The Leader's Algorithm with Pablo Muñoz
Jan 22 2024
379: The Leader's Algorithm with Pablo Muñoz
Pablo Muñoz is the Managing Director of Muñoz & Company, an educational and leadership consulting organization. He has 30 years of public education experience as a teacher and administrator and was a superintendent of schools for 16 years. Pablo was recognized as the 2008 Union County School Superintendent of the Year by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey and named as one of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s 2008 Daring Dozen – a prestigious group of twelve educators “who are reshaping the future of education.” In addition, Pablo is a leadership coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team; an Adjunct Professor at Lehigh University; a member of the Forbes Coaches Council; and the author of The Leader’s Algorithm. Pablo graduated from Yale University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Ivy League pitching honors. A lifelong athlete and sports fan, he has coached baseball at all levels from little league to professional, having been a minor league pitching coach with the Chicago Cubs. After Yale, Pablo continued his education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration in 1996.When there are systemic problems, effective leaders must make systemic changes. In The Leader’s Algorithm, Pablo Muñoz outlines a strategic framework for developing a viable, personal Theory of Action to transform your organization, work, and relationships while positively impacting those who need you most.Websitewww.themunozcompany.comResources Mentionedwww.themunozcompany.com/the-leaders-algorithmMaxwell LeadershipThe Broad CenterShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April – Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations – www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor.The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results.Watch the Education on Fire Live Show every Tuesday www.educationonfire.com/youtubeMentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides...
378: The Kid Across the Hall with Reid Saaris
Jan 15 2024
378: The Kid Across the Hall with Reid Saaris
Reid’s story begins at his own high school, where his life began to diverge from that of his best friend Jamie as soon as he enrolled in advanced classes across the hall. After graduation, the gap widened as Reid pursued an elite degree studying educational opportunity in America. In an attempt to close the opportunity gap between students like him and Jamie, Reid took a job as a teacher at Battery Creek High, a severely under-resourced school in South Carolina where students were flunking out of their classes not because they were incapable, but because the coursework was too easy. Reid and a team of teachers and students rallied to increase enrollment in the advanced track for those who didn’t fit the honor student mold. In one year, the program doubled to become the largest provider in the state, and performance on the college-level tests increased by 20%.Wanting to effect change on a larger scale, Reid founded Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) to find and help students all over the country who have been overlooked, discouraged, or are otherwise missing from higher-level learning opportunities.Backed by new research and original survey data of millions of teachers and students across the country, his forthcoming book THE KID ACROSS THE HALL: The Fight for Opportunity in Our Schools (Redwood Press/Stanford University Press; September 5) vividly chronicles Reid’s triumphs, setbacks, and insights as he learned firsthand that the hard task of educational reform will take much more than the Hollywood myth of the well-intentioned teacher who saves the day.Websitewww.reid4waschools.comTHE KID ACROSS THE HALL: The Fight for Opportunity in Our SchoolsSocial Media Informationhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-saarishttps://www.facebook.com/reid4waschools?mibextid=ZbWKwLShow Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) https://nape.org.uk/SEND Conference Friday 26th April - Hybrid eventLondon School of Public Relations - www.lspr-education.com/podcasting-course/Delivered by Mark Taylor. The 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on producing professional and effective results. Watch the Education on Fire Live Show every Tuesday www.educationonfire.com/youtube Mentioned in this episode:London School of Public Relations - Podcasting Course with Mark TaylorThe 1-day Essentials of Podcasting Certificated short course is highly practical and packed full of useful information to get you on the road to producing your own professional podcasts. The Podcasting course will help you to create, edit, deliver and promote your podcast. The course also provides useful tips and tricks from industry experts on...